Chelsea maintained their unbeaten record in the Premier League this season with a 2-1 win over Arsenal. The visitors went ahead twenty minutes into the game when Fernando Torres scored from close range. Gervinho then levelled for the home side, but Juan Mata scored the winner at the start of the second half.
The Special One has returned and requested the services of his young striker who could potentially become a Chelsea legend. Providing Chelsea don’t go out and spend £50 million a new a striker this transfer window then there is no reason why Romelu Lukaku cannot cement a place in Chelsea’s starting eleven and lead the line for Belgium at the World Cup in Brazil next year.
Chelsea failed to maintain their 100% league record this season after a frustrating game against their West London rivals. The game was occasionally ill tempered, a tone set by Anton Ferdinand when he refused to shake John Terry’s hand before the match.
Chelsea found themselves 2-1 down after 45 minutes after spirited display by Reading in the first half. However goals from Gary Cahill, Fernando Torres, and Branislav Ivanovic in the second half dented the visitors hopes of an early season upset.
Fernando Torres continues his good form and got the first hat-trick of his Chelsea career as The Blue’s swept their London rivals aside. Daniel Sturridge scored the opener after 45 seconds and John Terry doubled the lead. Torres then got three consecutive goals before Malouda put away the sixth. Cisse scored a consolation goal for QPR.
A 90th minute goal from Juan Mata secured a nervy win for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Branislav Ivanovic controversially put the home side ahead after scoring from an offside position. Diame equalised late in the second half and Wigan looked to be leaving with a point before Mata’s winning late strike.
Chelsea will face Barcelona in the Champions League semi-finals after beating Benfica 3-1 over two legs. The Blues will enter their sixth semi-final in nine years and will face the team that, controversially, knocked them at the same stage in 2009.
Chelsea managed to salvage a draw, and a FA Cup fifth round replay, after another woeful performance at Stamford Bridge. David Murphy put Birmingham ahead in the first half after taking advantage of slack defending from the hosts. However Daniel Sturridge's pulled a goal back for Chelsea in a rare moment of attacking momentum midway through the second half.
A goal in each half saw Everton continue their good recent form and left Chelsea in a precarious position in the league. Steven Pienaar, who returned to Goodison Park after a year at Tottenham, scored in the opening minutes. Argentinean Denis Stracqualursi then doubled Everton’s lead halfway through the second half, securing the Toffees 3rd home win in a row.